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Gunsmith III (Maintenanance) at Akima, LLC

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Description:

Work Where it Matters

Sunik, an Akima company, is not just another integrated facilities maintenance contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At Sunik, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders, Sunik provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers, Sunik delivers a wide range of operations, maintenance, engineering, and training support.

As a Sunik employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Sunik is hiring a Gunsmith III to support the Fort Carson Contract in Fort Carson. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • In addition to performing all functions of Level I & II Gunsmith, The Gunsmith III qualification for this position usually requires attendance at a formal one-to-two-year accredited in-house gun-smiting course, or equivalent work experience.

  • This worker has a thorough understanding of and can instruct in external/internal and terminal ballistics, can build custom pistols and rifles, as well as other types of weapon’s systems with no supervision, and has a thorough understanding of machine tools and equipment.

  • In addition, this incumbent can do the following: work from blueprints without supervision, design, fabricate and develop prototype small arms systems from a drawing or form customer input, work to Special Repair Facility Level maintenance, and can design computer prototypes from customer input.

  • The Gunsmith III consults with government officials in all facets concerning the Weapons Department, such as, but not limited to, indoor/outdoor range design, ammunition fundamentals ballistics, weapons mounts, suppressors, optic systems, prototype development and reverse engineering projects, and performs direct supervision and training of subordinate gunsmiths. 

  • Serves as Journeyman repairer of all small arms such as, but not limited to pistols, rifles, shotguns, carbines, grenade launchers, submachine guns, mortars, cannons, howitzers and other accessories such as mounts, bayonets and tripods.

  • Performs the full range of work involved in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of small arms and accessories. 

  • Makes initial acceptance inspection which consists of diagnosis and location of mechanical deficiencies and malfunctions of small arms and accessories.

  • Performs complete disassembly, completely checks all parts by visual, gauge or operational means. Determines exact nature of repairs required. Replace broken or damaged parts in accordance with specifications of technical manuals and technical bulletins.

  • Performs complete reassembly. Modifies weapons by replacing obsolete parts and/or assemblies in accordance with DA modification work orders.

  • Perform bore scope and pullover on M1A2, M109A6, and other cannon related equipment. Annotates information on DA Form 2408-4 weapons card.

  • Uses hand and machine tools, precision gauges, test instruments and jigs and alignment devices in making repairs, modifications and adjustments.

  • Maintains and conducts all aspects of vault operations, security and documentation of sensitive items, IAW Company and applicable regulations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School graduate or equivalent with formal military or civilian training in small arms repair specific to 45/91F series.

  • Two years administrative experience with some knowledge of military operations and schedules.  

  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.  

  • Must also possess a working knowledge of office tools/programs.

  • Small Arms TMDE, gauges and hand tools. 

Pay and Benefits:

  • $27.49 per hour, plus applicable Health & Welfare fringe dollars as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.

  • The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits.

  • Vacation, holiday and Sick Leave offered will be as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.  If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or 571-353-7053 (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).




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